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How To Get The Universe On Your Side

WORDS BY ELYSE SANTILLI Does life sometimes feel really hard? Like there is so much to do and so little time? Like you have to strive and struggle to make things happen?

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Clearing the Clutter Cloud and becoming Organized

By Shelina Jokhiya from DeCluttr Me   Whether it be y...

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It’s Time to Invest in Yourself

A guide to energy healing by Reema Aidasani ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Fashion & Compassion

An interview with Natalie Daghestani, co-founder and creative director of Dubai-based luxury vegan brand, Eurthlin  

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I lost 50kg and saved my life with juicing

A severely overweight, bulimic with dangerously high blood pressure, 38-year- old Paula’s doctor said she was a ‘walking time bomb’ for a heart attack or stroke. So the feisty Scotswoman turned to juicing and got her life back. Words by Tamara Pitelen. “Even when I was three years old, I thought I was fat,” says Dubai expat Paula Hugh...

Spa review Altearah Wellbeing Facial

Aspen Aman tries and tests the Altearah Wellbeing Facial at SpaDunya Club in Shams, JBR, Dubai. When I was asked to review the Altearah Wellbeing Facial, I was intrigued. A facial that uses colour therapy – wonderful! I am fascinated by how the vibrations of different colours impact mood, health and wellbeing. As with all of SpaDunya’s treatments, thi...

Curing the sugar blues

Why do you need to quit the sugar habit? For a start, it makes you old, fat and grumpy and that’s not all. Basma Saimua reveals why and how to ditch the white stuff.  Do you frequently crave sugary foods? Do you gain weight quickly and lose it slowly? Do you feel tired and low on energy in the afternoons? Do you suffer from insomnia? Does your m...

The basics of crystal healing

If you’ve never understood why all those new age hippie types love crystals so much, Asma Merchant is here to explain the basic theory behind crystal power and crystal healing. Have you ever met a stranger who made you feel happy just being around them? Or had someone’s enthusiasm rub off on you? You’re being affected by their energy field and pickin...

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Mind over fatter

Mika Thornley has spent 35 years cracking the code that unlocks her ‘fat padlock’. Here she reveals her personal journey to help you with yours.    Here’s the thing: There is no one secret, magic key to effortlessly achieving your ideal body weight. It’s taken me about 35 years to come to that conclusion and I’m wr...

Time to Detox’ Retreat

AN EXCLUSIVE AWAKENINGS MAGAZINE RETREAT Looking to get out of the daily hustle and bustle of city life and finally take some “me” time, but don’t know where to start? Join us on a group Detox Retreat to the wonderful and luxurious Amatara Wellness Resort for 5 days from 26 to 31 October 2017. For more i...

Eating Mindfully

We all eat every day, and the food we choose can be a powerful influence on our wellbeing, health, energy and mood. How we eat is just as important. Mindful attention to the simple act of eating has the potential to transform your health significantly for the better. Eating mindfully promotes a healthy body weight, more conscious food choices, and healthier digestion. It also ensures opt...

How to live fearlessly

The author of Dying To Be Me, Anita Moorjani, went through cancer and a Near Death Experience in order to understand the importance of self love and fearless living. Happily, she says, you don’t have to. Awakenings sat in on Anita’s workshop called How to Live Fearlessly. Here’s what we learnt…   Most of us are driven by fears to so...

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Bali Healing

A visit to some of Bali’s best healing retreats. Kaya Peters visits the best in Bali healing. Bali, the Island of the Gods, has long been one of the world’s top travel destinations. With the lively town Ubud at its cultural centre, the Indonesian island has a particular pull for those seeking healing and spiritual growth. Its community of wellbeing enthusia...

Buying Green cars in the UAE

Electric and hybrid cars are a common sight in other countries but not the UAE. Why not? Awakeningsreporter Adrian Maul investigates the what, why, where and how much of green cars in the UAE.   Each year, air pollution kills about seven million people globally. This is more than the combined death toll of diseases such as malaria and AIDS that are devastating parts...

How clean eating saved my life

Clean eating guru Hannah Swanston knows first-hand how going all natural can transform health. Here she writes about how ‘clean eating saved my life’.     “I moved to Dubai in 2008. I was a carefree 20-something, thinking my fresh-faced glow and fast metabolism would forever be on my side. Partying non-stop with...

Cruelty-free cosmetics UAE

Where in the UAE can you buy a mascara or eye-shadow that hasn’t been rubbed in a bunny’s eye to make it ‘safe’ for humans? Awakenings investigates cruelty-free cosmetics UAE… words by Tamara Pitelen and Katrina Valente. We’re typical women who love make-up. We love how a new lipstick can make us feel like a million dollars and we love how mascara c...

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